© 2001

Politics and Economics of Tropical High Forest Management

A case study of Ghana


Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 68)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Thorsten Treue
    Pages 1-3
  3. Thorsten Treue
    Pages 16-19
  4. Thorsten Treue
    Pages 20-36
  5. Thorsten Treue
    Pages 57-69
  6. Thorsten Treue
    Pages 70-84
  7. Thorsten Treue
    Pages 85-97
  8. Thorsten Treue
    Pages 98-119
  9. Thorsten Treue
    Pages 120-138
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 166-216

About this book


For the last two decades the loss of, in particular, tropical rainforest has alarmed the public in the developed parts of the world. The debate has been characterised by a lack of understand­ ing of the causes and effects of the process, leading to the prevailing reaction being unquali­ fied condemnation. Such attitude has even been observed among scientists, claiming suprem­ acy to biodiversity conservation. Many scientific analyses are available, but the basis for so­ ber debates and appropriate actions is still highly insufficient. Two recent international initia­ tives! will hopefully lead to improved knowledge of deforestation and forest degradation as they recognise the need for studies to critically investigate those issues. This book will pro­ vide useful input to the initiatives. In my opinion, the scientific analyses have not sufficiently promoted the understanding that the fate of tropical forests is first and foremost a concern of the governments of the countries in which the forests are situated. Tropical forests may be important to the global environment and their rich biodiversity may be a human heritage. But their main importance is their poten­ tial contribution to improving livelihood in the countries in question.


Deforestation National forest inventories forest production wood

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economics and Natural ResourcesThe Royal Veterinary and Agricultural UniversityCopenhagenDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Politics and Economics of Tropical High Forest Management
  • Book Subtitle A case study of Ghana
  • Authors Thorsten Treue
  • Series Title Forestry Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-6931-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-3830-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-010-0706-1
  • Series ISSN 0924-5480
  • Series E-ISSN 1875-1334
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVI, 216
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Forestry Management
    Environmental Management
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